At a breaking point....?

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1. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

So... have any of you ever sat in a meeting, or even just staring at the screen behind your desk, and thought "That's it! I'm done! I quit!"

And have any of you actually done it - just up and walked out?

I must be having one of those days, where you think one more e-mail, just one more e-mail is going to send me all loopy. Oh, to gather up some stuff, break the bank, buy a ticket and just go....

2. Posted by (Full Member 111 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

just do it .

being able to change the circumstances of life is a great opportunity to experience and get to know new things.


3. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Agreed. Just make sure you already have some savings to tide you over. It's shit to be practical when you're pissed off and exhausted, but a little caution goes a long way sometimes.

I haven't just jumped up and walked out (had to serve a period of notice), but I have felt frustrated enough to change jobs, so I understand how you feel.

Take care, and all the best.

4. Posted by nola (Budding Member 27 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

i had jobs where i took work home with me, you know in my head :)
trying to sleep but thinking about all the stuff waiting for me at work the next day.

if that sounds familar . .. yeah time for a change of view.

but like summer910 be sure your not cutting your own neck.

what ever you do don't let the bastards get you down.

good luck, ;)

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for all your replies! Yesterday was a tough one - but you've given me a much-needed .

I wouldn't dare burn a bridge, but some days I'd sure like to take an axe to it...


6. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

oh my god i so totally know how you feel-oh that soundz really american dont it!! i sit on my lunch breaks at work and think about just getting up and leaving-its so stressful at times. cant even have peace and quiet on my lunch breaks-does make you wonder. Ive thought about changing my job but then i thought i need a proper break from all the hussle and bussle of working in the uk!!

Planning a big trip does give you something to think about and it keeps me going, dont know about you guys!

7. Posted by nykky (Full Member 76 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Lil j I can totally relate to what your saying and everyone else's for that matter...

I started this year off by first selling my flat, this took 4 months due to problems with the lease so by the end of it I was stressed out big time and work was not going well so i sat back and tried putting things into perspective...and this is what I came up with......

After years of paying a mortgage and not enjoying my job I managed, one by one to clear up what was making me feel down and unfocused in my life.
I sold my flat, left my permanant job and started temping then booked my ticket and wallaaa....Already I'm feeling like a huge weight has been lifted! Some people can't afford to give up a salary but I'd moved into a shared house and found that my bills were less so I could put money towards things needed for travelling (and the odd bottle of wine, or two)

I never imagined I'd be able to give up what I have but some things are more important than material things like nice house, nice car you know and not being happy! I know I've done the right thing and know should I decide to come back to UK I can start all over - don't think it's ever to late to do anything in life ... Am so looking forward to my travelling experience in Nov!!

Go for it but be rational, just make sure you've got an income and remember, only look after number 1 - yourself

Nykky x

8. Posted by jessianne (Full Member 54 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I have one week left of my notice to work out, and I am so glad I'm finishing up and heading off.....even if I end up wiping tables I would be delighted! I wake up in the middle of the night having had a dream about work......not so healthy.
At the end of the day, what's more important, a big bank balance, or a healthy level of sanity & happiness?

I'll take happiness.

9. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

yep i agree totally with u there happiness is eveything, i've been a little too naive and i've learnt now. work is not everyting, you need to sort out yourself and your priorities! i've been down because of work and other people but you need to look after number 1 thats right-yourself. life really is too short-easier said then done but you can do things if you really put your mind to doing it! i'm not the most stong minded of people but i'm working on it and i'm hoping that travelling alone will give me something that even i didnt know that i had! good luck to everyone out there. we all need a bit of encouragement and this site and the peeps in it are fab!

10. Posted by SimAngel (Budding Member 13 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Me and my partner did just that. We simply walked away from our old (and very successful) careers. He did so because of Chronic Fatigue, I did it because I'm impulsive & always up for an adventure. (See the "about us page" for more on that: )

Anyway, my advise to you is to close your eyes and imagine your life in 10, 20 or even 40 years time. How will it look if you don't make any changes? Will you be happy? Or will you regret not living your life to its fullest? I'm not saying that you should throw in the towel, just because you have an "off-day". But if you are not living the life you want to live, than get up and the create the one that you want.

Good luck with whatever you decide,